The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    6/24/2021 - KCSD and City of Kingston Partner to Provide Meals to Summer Camps


    June 24, 2021


    Kingston City School District and City of Kingston Partner

    to Provide Meals to Summer Camps


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and Superintendent Dr. Paul J. Padalino are pleased to announce a joint effort between the Kingston City School District and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department to provide free breakfast and lunch to students enrolled in summer camp programs.

    Kingston Parks and Recreation’s 7-week summer camps will begin on Monday, June 28 and are held in Forsyth, Hasbrouck, Hutton, and Loughran Parks. The Kingston City School District’s chef David Dunn will be providing breakfast and lunch, including hot meals, to a total of 200 participants. 

    “We are so pleased to partner with the Kingston City School District to ensure that our summer campers have meals. We thank Superintendent Padalino for supporting the students and for providing this generous service,” Mayor Noble. “We are so grateful that, after a difficult year, the Parks and Recreation department is able to host our summer camps and provide a fun, safe space for the children of our community. On top of the wonderful programming, these students will now be getting a variety of nutritious meals each day of camp.” 

    “The Kingston City School District is very excited to team up with the City of Kingston and provide hot, nutritious meals for our students even in the summer months,” said Superintendent Padalino. 

    There is no sign-up or pre-registration for food. For information on other Kingston Parks and Recreation programming, visit: